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'Big Three' star as Heat level NBA Finals

updated 5:51 AM EDT, Fri June 14, 2013
Miami Heat players LeBron James and Dwayne Wade hug after the Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs 109-93 in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, June 13. The series is tied at 2-2. <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/11/us/gallery/nba-finals-game-3/index.html'>See photos from Game 3.</a> Miami Heat players LeBron James and Dwayne Wade hug after the Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs 109-93 in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, June 13. The series is tied at 2-2. See photos from Game 3.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Miami Heat win Game Four of the 2013 NBA Finals in San Antonio on Thursday
  • LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh star in 109-93 home win over Spurs
  • Tony Parker plays for San Antonio despite injuring his hamstring in Game Three
  • The best-of-seven game series is level at 2-2 ahead of Sunday's clash at AT & T Center

(CNN) -- The Miami Heat's "Big Three" rode to the rescue as the 2012 NBA champions leveled the 2013 series at 2-2 with a 109-93 away win against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Four.

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh scored 85 of Miami's points, having struggled to impose themselves on the three previous games.

"It was on our shoulders," James told reporters after finishing with 33 points and 11 rebounds, the first time he has passed the 20-point mark in this year's finals.

"We had to figure out how to win the game for us and play at the highest level. When all three of us are clicking we're very tough to beat."

Danny Green of the San Antonio Spurs celebrates a three-point basket against the Miami Heat during Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Finals in Miami on Thursday, June 6. The Spurs defeated the Heat 92-88. Danny Green of the San Antonio Spurs celebrates a three-point basket against the Miami Heat during Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Finals in Miami on Thursday, June 6. The Spurs defeated the Heat 92-88.
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Mike Miller of the Miami Heat reacts after making a three-pointer in the fourth quarter against the San Antonio Spurs during Game 2 of the 2013 NBA Finals on Sunday, June 9, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Spurs 103-84 to tie the series 1-1. See photos from Game 1. Mike Miller of the Miami Heat reacts after making a three-pointer in the fourth quarter against the San Antonio Spurs during Game 2 of the 2013 NBA Finals on Sunday, June 9, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Spurs 103-84 to tie the series 1-1. See photos from Game 1.
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Danny Green of the San Antonio Spurs celebrates with teammate Gary Neal as they take on the Miami Heat during Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals on Tuesday, June 11, in San Antonio. The Spurs defeated the Heat 113-77 and lead the series 2-1. See photos from Game 2. Danny Green of the San Antonio Spurs celebrates with teammate Gary Neal as they take on the Miami Heat during Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals on Tuesday, June 11, in San Antonio. The Spurs defeated the Heat 113-77 and lead the series 2-1. See photos from Game 2.
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Wade scored 32 points with Bosh scoring 20 and 11 rebounds, while the Spurs conceded 19 turnovers which led to 23 points.

"When Bosh, Wade and James score the way they did tonight and shoot it the way they did tonight, a team is going to have a difficult time if you help them like we did," said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.

"When those guys are playing like that, you better be playing a perfect game."

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San Antonio's star man Tony Parker recovered from a hamstring injury to play on Thursday, finishing the game with 15 points and nine assists.

It was a far cry from the dominant Spurs display during Tuesday's 113-77 win in Game Three.

"They play very aggressive defense," said the Frenchman. "They gamble and they take a lot of chances, and tonight it worked."

Wade bettered his previous high score in this postseason by 11 points.

"It was all about myself, Chris and LeBron coming out and leading this team to a victory," he said.

"The thing we talked about is we all have to make an impact in this game, somehow, some way."

Sunday's Game Five will be the last at San Antonio's AT & T Center, with the series returning to Miami for Game Six on Tuesday.

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